Ontario Association of Child Protection Lawyers

A voice for a fair and just child protection system

Strengthening the child protection defence bar. Safeguarding the Charter rights of parents and families. Advocating for fair laws and policies.

The goals and objectives of the OACPL are to:

Foster a strong and independent child protection defence bar throughout Ontario

Preserve and defend procedural protections for parents and families, and safeguard the legal rights of parents and families as enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Advocate for improvements to child protection law and policy on behalf of the child protection defence bar

Support and strengthen the child protection defence bar through education, outreach, and advocacy